Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Yellow tartan and a pop of turquoise













The January sales have been good to me, not least in the form of this lovely, bright yellow tartan cape - love, love LOVE! It's so practical for work as I get really cold at my desk in the winter. The blue snood is so thick and warm and I love the colour: I've had that and the brown Bertie boots saved in my Favourites on Asos for a few months - as soon as I saw them seriously reduced I knew they were mine. The tortoiseshell cuff and gloves were also in the sale... OMG I think I need help!!

So here's a good tip for thrifty online shopping (only works for retailers that have a Favourites/Saved Items facility): if you're not prepared to pay full price but still love an item, save it to your Favourites. Check back now and then and especially just as their sale is starting: you'll usually find it reduced. Buy it immediately if you're serious about having it, because I guarantee you it'll sell out (that's the chance you take)!

Hope everyone's having a nice week - only four days till the weekend ;)

Wearing: Cape: Asos (sale), Snood: Asos (sale), Blouse (just seen): F+F, Skinnies: Gap (2011 sales), Leg warmers: New Look, Boots: Bertie via Asos (sale), Leather gloves: Accessorize (sale), Cuff: Accessorize (sale), Glasses: Kyusu, Lips: Revlon Coral





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  1. That tartan cape is spectacular! I am consumed with envy, and I love how you've pulled the accent color with the gloves and socks.

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    1. Thank you, pseu... the accent colour was a happy accident! C x

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  2. I like the red and turquoise accessories with that cape. I'm afraid to visit ASOS because they DO have amazing sales and the free shipping is a nice bonus. Your boots are seriously testing my resolve. :)

    Jenn
    The Suburb Experiment

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    1. Thanks Jenn - I wouldn't go near ASOS while the sale's on if you don't trust yourself ;)

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  3. You are the Queen of color! I Love everything about this look :)

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  4. Like Jenn, I *must* stay away from ASOS today, as your outfit is too tempting. You look fabulous in your plaid cape -- love those gloves too.

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  5. I'm totally diggin' your tartan look!!! U look sooooo fabulous and that pop of purple from your gloves is the BESSSST! And love those frames..soooo chic!
    kisses
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

    www.BeckermanBitePlate.com

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    1. Thank you girls - the yellow tartan is a bit of statement isn't it...? xoxo

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  6. Fabulous look!!! I love that poncho x

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  7. This look is so fun and fabulous! I love all the colors, and THAT CAPE! I'm seriously considering heading over to the Asos website right now and buying it.

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    1. Thanks Stacey - I think it would look amazing on you with your hair colour! Go for it!! It was still on sale earlier today - very cheap x

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  8. Great colors! I like those boots with the socks peaking out!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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    1. Thank you Jennifer... I'll admit: they're very old legwarmers - kept them coz I liked the colour! x

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  9. you have such a great style. The poncho is so lovely! And you put all the colors together so well, very chic and not over the top. Following you!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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    1. What lovely comments mongs, thank you! Glad you like the outfit x

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  10. Catherine, wow, this look is sooo amazing!!! So beautiful! I love everything - the colors, the shape, the hair, the gloves, everything!!! :)

    Victoria,
    'The Wind of Inspiration' personal style blog

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  11. catherine you are so stinking cute! love this outfit and thanks for linking up! hope to see you next week!

    Meet Virginia

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  12. I absolutely just love your yellow tartan cape

    http://myafricancloset.wordpress.com/

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  13. This is a really cute outfit, i think my favorite part is the pink socks!
    in dramatic fashion

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  14. I think I would look like a hot mess in that but you look fantastic! You have such an amazing flair. I'm a wee bit jealous.

    By the way, love those booties. You are the first person to make me want a pair. They are fab!

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    1. I've been looking for a while for some boots like this Alissa... finally found the perfect pair (and on sale)!! C xoxo

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  15. Yellow+tartan+poncho should be a hot mess but it is gorgeous!

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    1. It is a bit bright isn't it... but that's why I love it! Thanks Melaina! x

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  16. That is a great color combination! you look gorgeous.

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  17. Love how you are not afraid to mix up those colors! You look FAB!

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    1. Have you seen how afraid I am of black and white though Christine - this was much easier for me!! Thanks for your lovely comment! C x

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  18. Love, Love, Love the shoes!! I wish I could wear capes,they never look quite right on me. You look great in this, I love the colors!

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    1. Thanks Aminta - I really bought the cape because I loved the colour! C x

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